Betting on Monte Carlo: GPUs a ‘Game Changer’ for Nuking Noise in Nuclear Imaging

Andras Wirth is like many early AI researchers: His deep learning ambitions only turned into reality because of a sea change in technology. A physicist, Wirth wanted to run Monte Carlo algorithms to make leaping advances in nuclear imaging, which was previously computationally impossible without massive supercomputers. A decade ago, his breakthrough came when his Read article >

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Snack Shacks: Startup Shows Off Self-Service Stores

A credit card swipe gets you into the checkout-free miniature convenience store. After that, just grab Oreos, Pringles or other munchies, check your receipt and go. Startup AiFi presented its automated retail store, dubbed the NanoStore, at the GPU Technology Conference this week. The Silicon Valley-based company uses image recognition powered by a single NVIDIA Read article >

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Seeing Stars: Astronomers Turn to AI to Track Galaxies as New Telescopes Come Online

Good news: astronomers are getting new tools to let them see further, better than ever before. The bad news: they’ll soon be getting more data than humans can handle. To turn the vast quantities of data that will soon be pouring out of these instruments into word-changing scientific discoveries Brant Robertson, currently a visiting professor Read article >

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Blue Hexagon AI Swats Down AI Cyberattacks in Blink of Eye

Cybersecurity firms battling hackers are now in a game of AI vs AI. Cyberattacks are coming at a blinding pace: at least four new malware variants are created each second, according to security researchers. Hundreds of millions of people use services that have been hacked. Traditional security isn’t keeping up. Blue Hexagon has developed deep Read article >

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Visualize Risk: Startup Provides Bird’s-Eye View of Properties for Underwriters

Cape Analytics applies image classification algorithms to geospatial imagery to identify real estate attributes for insurers.

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What Is a Battle Royale? Why a New Generation of Gamers Prize GPUs

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Fortnite. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – Blackout. Apex Legends. If you’re a gamer, you spend some of your best moments immersed in these worlds. If you’re not, you may not see the common denominator: they’re a new breed of games known as a battle royale. These games take all the qualities Read article >

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Startup Aids Visually Impaired with Guided Service Powered by AI

The camera can capture video of what the user is facing, and Aira’s AI assistant, Chloe, can help identify images, such as a box of cereal at the grocery store or labels and words on prescription medication bottles.

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Clean Machines: Startup’s Bots Sweep Up Corporate Campuses

Gregg Ratanaphanyarat and Dawei Ding joined the ranks of college dropouts in 2016, leaving Penn State to launch a robotics startup for outdoor cleaning. Today that gamble appears to be paying off. The duo’s startup, ViaBot, is completing a pilot with a major firm to keep a Bay Area parking lot clean with its robots, Read article >

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AI My Ride: Startup Revs Up Vehicle Videos to Spot Potholes

Christoph Mertz wants to fix your bumpy ride. His solution — using AI to detect potholes — came as a lightbulb moment inspired by working on autonomous vehicle projects at Carnegie Mellon University. Mertz is now the chief scientist at RoadBotics, which spun out of CMU in 2016 and has since blazed a trail through Read article >

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What Is Transfer Learning?

You probably have a career. But hit the books for a graduate degree or take online certificate courses by night, and you could start a new career building on your past experience. Transfer learning is the same idea. This deep learning technique enables developers to harness a neural network used for one task and apply Read article >

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